Things To Get When Moving Into A New House

Moving into a new home can be stressful but also exciting. Whether you are moving into your first ever buy or into a new apartment (upgrading or downgrading), ensuring that you have all the basics covered is crucial. 

Getting together the necessary basic items is the first step into starting the process smoothly. It ensures that the move is successful and fulfilling. However, knowing what things to buy when moving into a new house can be overwhelming. And it has nothing to do with aesthetics. You need to buy these essentials to make the new home livable. 

Below is a room-by-room necessities checklist to help you stay on top of your game. 

Moving Into A New House

Bedrooms

A bed is one of the main things you need for a new house. This is a no-brainer, so we can safely skip that. However, these other bedroom essentials might skip your mind if you do not have a list to tick off. 

  • Bedside tables
  • Lamps
  • A wardrobe 
  • Hangers
  • Chest of drawers
  • Curtains/blinds
  • A mirror/vanity
  • A summer duvet 
  • A winter duvet
  • Your preferred number of Pillows
  • Duvet covers and pillowcases

Living room

The main advantage of moving into a new home is you get to style it according to your taste and preferences. For example, if you are into minimalism, you won’t need to buy too much and too large furniture to fill your living room. This saves you money and time when moving. Here are some of the essentials you might need:

  • Couch, or comfortable chairs
  • Coffee table
  • A television 
  • A TV cable
  • Lamps
  • Wi-Fi (if you need an internet connection)
  • Cushions
  • A rug  (Optional)

Kitchen

Now to the most crucial room in the house. It is the room that ensures you and your family stay fed. 

Depending on the house condition, you might need to upgrade the main items like fridge, cooker, microwave, etc. The other essentials that will help produce scrumptious meals for you and your loved ones might be:

  • Crockery
  • Baking trays
  • Pots and pans
  • Wooden spoons
  • Oven gloves
  • Table and chairs
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Waste bin
  • Tea towels
  • Drying rack
  • Cutlery
  • Set of knives
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Cleaning detergent/washing up liquid
  • Tin opener
  • Bottle opener

Bathroom

Do not forget the bathroom as it is just as important as the kitchen. It helps you and your family stay clean and maintain the home’s hygiene standards. 

 So here’s what you need to get:

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet roll holders
  • Hand towel
  • Towel
  • Bathroom mat
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet roll
  • Bin

General cleaning products

This is a list of items that are easily forgotten but are very essential. After all, every room in a home needs some type of cleaning. So you will also need to prepare the following cleaning essentials: 

  • A vacuum cleaner
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom and kitchen spray
  • A mop and bucket, or floor wipes
  • Glass cleaner
  • Feather duster
  • Dusters
  • Washing powder or liquid  
  • Softener
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Safety items

Most homes have these already prepared, but most new owners forget to check and confirm that these are available. Check and if they are not available, include them in your list.

  • Smoke alarms (if not already available)
  • Smoke alarm batteries
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket 

Other miscellaneous essentials

In addition to the above, there are other items that you might need when you least expect them—especially in emergencies. Therefore include the following on your list:

  • Thermometer
  • Nail scissors/clippers
  • Scissors
  • Painkillers
  • Disinfectant
  • Plasters
  • Bandages
  • Pens
  • Paper or notepad
  • Sellotape

Things to keep in mind

While checking the things to get when moving into a new house, remember that every home is different and what is essential for you might not be essential for the next person. Therefore it is advisable to take this checklist and tailor it to match your personal needs. 

Also, you don’t have to buy everything at once if your budget does not allow it. Furnishing and kitting a new home is expensive. So, avoid the pressure to go in perfectly and do it at your own pace. Pick what is crucial and start with that- the rest can be accumulated over time. 

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